Date of Graduation

5-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Department

Nursing

Advisor

Shreve, Marilou

Reader

Scott, Allison

Second Reader

McNeill, Charleen

Abstract

Anxiety is a major disorder that has significant negative impact on a child’s behavior in the classroom, their ability to focus, their overall physical health and well-being. The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of 10 minutes of daily yoga on the anxiety of children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade over a 16 week period. Three categories of anxiety were tested: total anxiety, general anxiety disorder and social anxiety. The study found that 10 minutes of daily yoga practice in the classroom had a significant impact on the anxiety levels of children. There was a statistically significant decrease in total anxiety and general anxiety disorder after 16 weeks of practicing yoga, however there was no significant improvement in Significant School Avoidance scores. Yoga could be implemented into elementary schools as an intervention to decrease anxiety levels.

Keywords

Yoga, Anxiety, Elementary School, Mind Body Therapy, Alternative Medicine, Pediatric

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